These Ikebana arrangements were made by our students at the classroom of California Flower Art Academy
. Arrangements were made under the instruction of our flower arrangement teacher. As you know, Ikebana arrangements are not selling at floral shops or markets. We have never seen any florists who are selling Ikebana arrangements. As far as we know, all flower arrangements selling in the market are Western Style Flower Arrangements (European or American arrangements). Even if we want to buy them, we cannot find them.
Then we have no choice but to make it by ourselves. However in order to make Ikebana arrangements, it is necessary to learn how to make it. If you are somewhat familiar with regular floral arrangements like European or American flower designs, you will have much less difficulties to start from scratch. Ikebana requires a little bit more delicate and detail oriented skills THAN regular arrangements. For those who have no previous experience in any kind of floral designs, it is necessary to learn from basics of Ikebana arranging.
Since Ikebana arrangement often uses what is called Kenzan
(frog: needlepoint holder) and Suiban
(shallow container), the way of making approach for designing is a little bit different from European or American floral arrangements which usually use floral foam (also known as "Oasis") and regular type of vase. Again getting back to the fact that Ikebana arrangements are not selling at a floral shop, one of reasons behind this MIGHT be that Kenzan is very heavy and not disposable unlike floral foams. Namely Kenzan is more expensive than floral foams. If it is necessary to sell and deliver Ikebana arrangements, the price must be more expensive than regular flower arrangements due to the fact that a shop must charge expensive fee of Kenzan and also expensive delivery fee to customers.
One more reason is floral designers working at floral shops do not have skills of making Ikebana arrangements. Due to these reasons, it does not sound realistic for Ikebana arrangements to sell in the market. That is why we are now talking about the possibility of making it by ourselves. If you are interested in learning Ikebana arrangements, Just visit the page of under mentioned programs and make a right choice of your favorite one according to your budget and experience:
REMARKS: We do not offer Ikebana Arrangement Instructor Course. None of our Ikebana courses is designed for training students to become Ikebana Instructor.
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